Happy Monday, Everyone! ;)
August 31, 2009
August 29, 2009
OK, so we're on the same page now? Good! :) Again, what works for me is listening intently through my ear buds to these fascinating podcasts on iTunes. I love it too that I can listen to these podcasts via my laptop or my iTouch. Can you say CONVENIENT??? :)
What’s a podcast?
A podcast is a free video or audio series — like a TV or radio show — that you download from iTunes and play on your computer, iPod, iPhone, or Apple TV. Visit the iTunes Store to search for podcasts that pique your interest. Once you find one, give it a quick listen, then click a single button to subscribe.
August 28, 2009
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August 25, 2009
BY: ANU GARG A smorgasbord of surprising, obscure, and exotic wordsTHE WORDS YOU SHOULD KNOW: 1200 ESSENTIAL WORDS EVERY EDUCATED PERSON SHOULD BE ABLE TO USE AND DEFINE
In this delightful encore to the national bestseller A Word A Day, Anu Garg, the founder of the wildly popular A Word A Day Web site (wordsmith.org), presents an all-new collection of unusual, intriguing words and real-life anecdotes that will thrill writers, scholars, and word buffs everywhere. Another Word A Day celebrates the English language in all its quirkiness, grandeur, and fun, and features new chapters ranging from "Words Formed Erroneously" and "Red-Herring Words" to "Kangaroo Words," "Discover the Theme," and "What Does That Company Name Mean?" In them, you'll find a treasure trove of curious and compelling words, including agelast, dragoman, mittimus, nyctalopia, quacksalver, scission, tattersall, and zugzwang. Each entry includes a concise definition, etymology, and usage example, interspersed with illuminating quotations.
BY: DAVID OLSENWORD SMART: BUILDING AN EDUCATED VOCABULARYQuick. What's the Difference Between "Calvary" and "Cavalry"? Or "affect" and "effect"? How about "parameter" and "perimeter"? Lots of people need a quick and authoritative way to identify and define the most troublesome common words. The usual approach-stalling for time until you can grasp the context of what the person has just said-has its limits. If only there were a list, not of every word (after all, reading dictionaries is no one's idea of fun) but of the right words, the ones that are used frequently but don't quite register when you come across them. The Words You Should Know features straightforward, succinct definitions and sentence examples of over 1200 tough-but-common words. It's the kind of book that can get you out of a jam, improve your performance at school, and help advance your career. And that's no hyperbole, rigmarole, or embellishment.
BY: ADAM ROBINSON & THE STAFF OF THE PRINCETON REVIEW The words people use say a lot about them. Some words say that they are smart, persuasive, and informed. Others say that they don't know what they're talking about. Knowing which words to use and how to use them are keys to getting the most from one's mind and to communicating effectively.THE QUINCY WORD LIST: OVER SEVEN THOUSAND OF THE COMMONEST ENGLISH WORDS CAREFULLY GRADED FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLSTo find out which words readers absolutely need to know, The Princeton Review researched the vocabularies of educated adults. The Princeton Review analyzed newspapers from The New York Times to The Wall Street Journal, magazines from Time to Scientific American, and books from current bestsellers to classics. Editors threw out words that most people know and focused on the words that people misunderstand or misuse. TPR also combed through the SAT and other standardized tests to determine which words are tested most frequently. In this updated third edition, editors give readers the most important words they need to know to score higher. Includes special lists covering: • Common usage errors • Most frequently tested words on standardized tests • Foreign phrases, abbreviations, and terms readers need to know to understand finance, science, computers, and the arts
BY: FRANK E. PARLIN, A.M.Since this book was written in 1902, the full version of the book is available! (Remember, to be able to view the full version of a book on Google is not the norm.) You can even download the PDF version by clicking here and then clicking on the "PDF" tab at the top right corner of the page.
August 24, 2009
August 23, 2009
"One Step At A Time" Hurry up and wait So close, but so far away Everything that you've always dreamed of Close enough for you to taste But you just can't touch You wanna show the world, but no one knows your name yet Wonder when and where and how you're gonna make it You know you can if you get the chance In your face as the door keeps slamming Now you're feeling more and more frustrated And you're getting all kind of impatient waiting [Chorus:] We live and we learn to take One step at a time There's no need to rush It's like learning to fly Or falling in love It's gonna happen and it's Supposed to happen and we Find the reasons why One step at a time You believe and you doubt You're confused, you got it all figured out Everything that you always wished for Could be yours, should be yours, would be yours If they only knew You wanna show the world, but no one knows your name yet Wonder when and where and how you're gonna make it You know you can if you get the chance In your face as the door keeps slamming Now you're feeling more and more frustrated And you're getting all kind of impatient waiting [Chorus] When you can't wait any longer But there's no end in sight When you need to find the strength It's your faith that makes you stronger The only way you get there Is one step at a time [Chorus x2]
August 21, 2009
August 20, 2009
IF YOU WILL LIVE LIKE NO ONE ELSE, LATER YOU CAN LIVE LIKE NO ONE ELSE. This is the motto of your Total Money Makeover. It's my way of reminding you that if you will make the sacrifices now that most people aren't willing to make, later on you will be able to live as those folks will never be able to live. Winning at money is 80% behavior and 20% head knowledge. SHOCKING STATS: 90% of people in our culture buy things they can't afford.
August 19, 2009
- Thanks for reading Steno Nerd! I'm really grateful for the wonderful feedback! It really makes me happy just to be able to connect with fellow steno nerds... like yourself! Hehehe. :D
- We've recently passed the 500+ subscribers mark! Wow! Thank you so much again! :D
- I apologize for the non-steno topics of this post. But, hey, what do you expect? I'm on vacation mode! Hehehe. :D
August 14, 2009
August 13, 2009
- Working 26 hours a week
- Visiting friends all over the place (great to see them!)
- Spending time with my boyfriend (always nice!)
- Researching blog stuff (making Steno Nerd better and better!)
- Fixing up hundreds of old pics on my computer (using Picasa, which I love!)
- And all the other little, many things I have to do... like, um, PRACTICING!!!
- I have more time on my hands than a parent who is also a court reporting student. (I'm not a parent.)
- I have more time on my hands than a spouse who is also a court reporting student. (I'm not someone's spouse.)
- I have more time on my hands than a full-time employee who is also a court reporting student. (I'm a part-time employee.)